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Volunteers meet community needs at Intersection day of service April 20

Volunteers prepare used household items for needy families
North Central College hosts Intersection, an annual day of service in the community. Volunteers can choose among 22 different service projects.

Intersection, an annual day of service in the community, is one of many reasons North Central College earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Caroline Kennedy returns to campus to discuss new book of poems

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk about her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart.”

Caroline Kennedy returns to North Central College April 4 for an author talk and book signing for her newest children’s poetry collection, “Poems to Learn by Heart,” a companion to her 2005 New York Times No. 1 bestseller “A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children.”

Medical mission inspires North Central pre-health majors

Four North Central College pre-health majors journey to Honduras for a medical mission.

Morgan Wichman ’14 always wanted to travel to Honduras with an optometrist from her hometown of Freeport, IL, for a medical mission. She decided this was the year to take a week in February for the mission—if she could find friends to travel with. It didn’t take long for three North Central friends to say “I’m in” and make plans for the World Gospel Outreach-sponsored trip.

Spring break opens opportunities for service, travel, learning

When North Central College takes its break between winter and spring terms, students will travel nationwide on nine different service and academic trips.

When North Central College takes its weeklong break between winter and spring terms, some 70 students plus faculty and staff members will leave campus and travel nationwide on nine different service and academic trips. In addition, the men’s baseball and women’s softball teams head south for competition.

Among the construction service trips are five Habitat for Humanity trips. The Office of Ministry and Service is coordinating three trips to Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee, and student-athletes have organized two trips to South Carolina and Florida.

North Central College student journalists earn three awards at state competition

North Central College student journalists earned three awards at the 30th annual Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) convention.

North Central College student journalists earned three awards Feb. 22-23 during the 30th annual Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) convention.

North Central College student broadcasters earn national honors at competition

Whitney Goodbred, WONC station manager, displays IBS trophies
North Central College students earn five national awards, more than two dozen honors during Intercollegiate Broadcasting System contest.

North Central College students earned five national awards and more than two dozen total honors during the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition March 2 in New York City.

The students are all broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central’s student-run radio station.

Artwork of two students featured March 6-31 in North Central College exhibit.

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured through March 31 in the exhibit “Adventures in Wonderland.”

Artwork of two North Central College students is featured through March 31 in the exhibit “Adventures in Wonderland.”

“Adventures in Wonderland” includes ceramics, paintings and mixed-media artwork created by seniors Molly Christine and Angela Block. The exhibit runs March 6 through March 31 in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30; complimentary refreshments will be served.

As snow falls, students clear away snow, lift spirits

A student removes snow from a vehicle.
North Central College student-athletes perform intentional acts of kindness across campus, clearing off snow-covered cars, encouraging others to do the same.

During a recent snow storm, members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) were outdoors brushing off snow from cars parked in campus parking lots. These good deeds were done without fanfare but some students were caught in the act.

After students brushed snow off a car, they left behind a customized ice scraper with a business card encouraging car owners to pass along a similar act of kindness.

North Central College students help New Orleans host the Super Bowl

Sport Management Association members gain experience and build memories volunteering at the Super Bowl.

While the Super Bowl may already be a distant memory for many, 15 members of North Central’s Sport Management Association (SMA) are still pinching themselves as they recall rubbing elbows with sports celebrities and gaining admission to the country’s most popular sporting event, held this year in New Orleans.

“I had goosebumps the entire time I was in the Superdome,” says Matt Meindl  ’14, a management and sport management double major. “And experiencing New Orleans’ culture was also a thrill of a lifetime.”

North Central College student entrepreneurs develop mobile app for foodies

Two North Central College students have developed a mobile app for friends to share pictures of food they like.

Two North Central College students have developed a mobile app for friends to share pictures of food they like.

Entrepreneurs Jeremy Markham ’15 and Kyler Juckins ’15 are the creators of DinnDinn, a smart phone app for food lovers. DinnDinn works like a virtual refrigerator. Users upload photos of food, drinks and other items to their page and rate them. Their friends and followers, known as “taste buds,” can comment on the posts.

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